Koloa is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 2,252 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Koloa is the 45th largest community in Hawaii.
Koloa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Koloa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Koloa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Koloa is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Koloa who work in food service (16.10%), maintenance occupations (13.36%), and office and administrative support (9.67%).
Also of interest is that Koloa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Koloa is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Koloa spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Koloa who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.29% of the adults in Koloa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Koloa in 2010 was $20,103, which is low income relative to Hawaii, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,412 for a family of four. However, Koloa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Koloa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Koloa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Koloa residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Koloa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.48% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Koloa include Portuguese, Irish, French , and English.
In addition, Koloa has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.62%).
The most common language spoken in Koloa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.